Author Topic: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack  (Read 2240 times)

Offline Chris

  • Founder
  • Administrator
  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 4613
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« on: April 14, 2004, 02:53 PM »
Here is an image of the Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack, courtesy of Brian's Toys:



That is an interesting 4 pack, looks nice.

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14419
    • View Profile
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2004, 06:08 PM »
I think it is a waste of money/plastic.

Why didn't they include figures in it that were a little harder to get?  If it were me, I would have had the following figures included in it:

- Ephant Mon
- Gamorrean Guard
- Nikto Guard w/ EPII Nikto Jedi head
- Amanaman w/sturdy staff

The cannon accessory is alright though.

 :P

Offline Playgirl

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 208
  • Slice and DICE
    • View Profile
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004, 11:02 PM »
ephant wasnt at carkoon, was he?

Offline Boba Binks

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 811
  • The Most Feared Bounty Hunter on Naboo
    • View Profile
    • David Jonathan Syczylo
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2004, 11:36 PM »
I would like the Han out of the set but not the rest. I will wait for this item to go on super low price sale then pick one up. If I miss out on it, oh well. I do not want this set that badly to pay $20.00.
For those of you looking for me. I am now at www.sandtroopers.com

Offline Darby

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 3298
  • I like big books and I cannot lie
    • View Profile
    • http://darby-harn.blogspot.com/
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2004, 11:42 PM »
I suppose it's nice for the folks who missed out on these figures.  That group seems to be Hasbro's primary focus this year, those who missed out before.

More power to 'em.  More money for me!   ;D

Offline inadvertent imitation

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6332
    • View Profile
    • greatest blog ever written.
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2004, 12:17 AM »
The more I see that, the less I want it. I was going to get it for the Han, but $20 is a bit much when I have other interests.
don't you know there ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk

Offline Jedirhino

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 265
  • The party's over....
    • View Profile
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2004, 06:48 AM »
I thought I had heard that this set was to be cancelled...

Offline Rob L

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 247
  • Timelord
    • View Profile
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2004, 07:37 AM »
Which Han Solo is that a re-issue of?...looks likes something from the darkest days of Power Of The Fat  :(
Palitoy...it ain't yellow :)

Offline Jeff

  • Administrator
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 19890
  • i stay down with my demons
    • View Profile
    • www.JediDefender.com
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2004, 08:37 AM »
Which Han Solo is that a re-issue of?...looks likes something from the darkest days of Power Of The Fat  :(

It is a Han that is kit-bashed and cobbled together from the CommTech Cantina Han (upper half) and the PotJ Bespin Han (lower half).

GH.com had a pretty good comparison photo here:

Carkoon Han Comparison

Jeff
Editor-in-Chief  - www.JediDefender.com
Follow me on Twitter - @jedidefender / @jlsmentek

Offline Angry Ewok

  • Staff Member
  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 5481
  • The Ewok Village Idiot
    • View Profile
    • www.TowheeStudio.com
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2004, 09:45 AM »
As many Skiff riders as there were at the 'skirmish' at Carkoon, Hasbro could have made all-new figures and put them out seperately on a single card. A new gammorean woulda been nice, too.
"...been known to make mistakes... from time to time."

Offline Scott

  • Staff Member
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 18218
  • Get Some
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2004, 09:51 AM »
Hell repaints of the skiff guards would have been nice...and an easy way to give us Kithaba ::)  Sometimes I wonder about them

Offline Rob L

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 247
  • Timelord
    • View Profile
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2004, 10:24 AM »
Jeff, thanks for the great link  :)
Palitoy...it ain't yellow :)

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14419
    • View Profile
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2004, 10:18 AM »
ephant wasnt at carkoon, was he?

No, but they could have just called it "Jabba's Goons" or something like that instead and added in a better mix of figures.

 :P

Offline LandotheScoundrel

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1951
  • Now with winning smile!
    • View Profile
    • Politis Design
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2004, 12:34 PM »
Kit-Bash an Ishi Tib, and throw in a Tessek, Gammorean Guard and Ree Yees. Give us a couple blasters, a vibro-pike and those little thermal detonators we saw a while back, and the two carbonite slabs (frozen and unfrozen). There, I thought up a better 4-pack and it only took me about thirty seconds. Who the hell is working at Hasbro anyhow?

This Skirmish at Carkoon is the sort of crap that sits on the pegs and makes retailers think "Gee, Star Wars doesn't sell anymore".

A better idea for these 4-packs would be to put figures in them that people would want a lot of. 4 SA clones would never sit on the pegs...ever. 4 Rebel Fleet Troopers, 4 Imperial Officers, 4 Biker Scouts, 4 Sandtroopers, even 4 Gammorean Guards would be better than this.
-------------------------------------------------
"Why you slimy, double-crossin' no-good swindler!"

www.politisdesign.com

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 30914
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2004, 04:44 PM »
I agree with others who think the set could've included Ephant and sold like mad...

I like Lando's idea of a kitbashed Ishi Tibb too.  There's a figure people would probably think was new they haven't seen it in so long.

Ephant takes the place of any large accessory, then the Tibb, and kitbash the Skiff Guards into Vintage Barada, Vintage Nikto, and just leave Klaatu as is (or even repaint him for a fan-fic or EU type character, who cares) and there you have a NICE appealing "fodder" set for Jabba's Palace or the skiffs.  

A new head would be NICE for one or two of the figures...  Just a nice "hey, yeah, we'll give you something new to buy this" as well, but not entirely  necessary.  The figures may not be 100% accurate but they'd be better than the crap we ARE getting.

If they were going to insist on a Han then, I say skip Klaatu Skiff and simply do a BETTER Han...  Use the fold-out diorama Han's head (at least it had the right look) and even the torso...  Attach it to the legs they have in the image.  It'd be better than what we're getting.  

I like the idea of the detonators too, some forcepikes and pistols...  Voila.

As it stands, this is a 100% pass on this set.  The Han's too much of a joke to bite.  Even clearanced this is a tough sell to me.   :-\
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender & FFURG.com Staff/Representative, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77